Sports Mariners left-hander Paxton to undergo season-ending surgery

02:15  14 april  2021
02:15  14 april  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Seattle Mariners left - hander James Paxton has had Tommy John surgery recommended to him, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Mariners ' James Paxton Recommended to Undergo Tommy John Surgery . Paxton exited during the second inning of his 2021 regular season debut with left elbow discomfort after throwing just 24 pitches.

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BALTIMORE — Seattle Mariners left-hander James Paxton will undergo season-ending surgery, manager Scott Servais said Tuesday.

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Paxton left his April 6 start — his first since returning to Seattle on a 1-year, $8.5 million deal — with left elbow discomfort. Paxton received a second opinion Monday, when the need for surgery was confirmed.

“It’s a blow,” Servais said. “This is a guy who is a top-end starter, a top-of-the-rotation type of guy. Certainly nothing against our other guys, but they just don’t have the experience and the track record that Pax has accumulated over his time in the big leagues. It’s disappointing to lose him. On the flip side, you can’t do anything about it.”

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According to the team, Paxton underwent microscopic lumbar discectomy with removal of a peridiscal cyst, and the surgery was performed by Dr. Andrew Dossett in Dallas. The Yankees still have ace Gerrit Cole at the front end after signing him to a 4 million contract. As well, Masahiro Tanaka and Luis Severino return to the rotation. J.A. Happ will be at the back end , but now the Yankees must find a fifth starter until Paxton returns. Right- hander Chad Green could be pulled from the bullpen, and Jonathan Loaisiga and Jordan Montgomery are also still in the system.

On Wednesday, the veteran left - hander , who has been sidelined by shoulder issues since July 2015, confirmed he will undergo surgery next week to repair the partially torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder. Any hopes that Furbush might be a late addition to the Mariners ’ bullpen to help in the push for a “It can change once you get in there,” he said. “Right now for me, a realistic goal is spring training of 2018.” Furbush was diagnosed with the partial tear toward the end of the 2015 season . He went on the disabled list on July 9, 2015 with what was called biceps tendinitis. He rehabbed the injury and made

The 32-year-old Paxton pitched for Seattle from 2013 to 2018, going 41-26 with a 3.42 ERA. He spent the past two seasons with the New York Yankees, but was limited to five starts in 2020 because of a left flexor strain.

“I feel terrible for Pax and having to deal with this one again,” Servais said. “If I know Pax, he’ll take the right attitude with it and go forward and try to make the best out of it and come back stronger than ever.”

Seattle hoped the reunion with Paxton would provide a steady presence to what has become a six-man rotation early in the season. Instead, the veteran’s season is over after just 1 1/3 innings.

“We knew when we signed him, he’d had some things he’s had to battle with throughout his career,” Servais said. “I thought we were in a great position from how he was throwing in spring training that we were going to get off on a good start. Certainly, we had to watch his workload as the season went on. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out.”


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